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had just won a 1% sales tax that would build up our infrastructure. the president is talking about building infrastructure. rather chokwe had moved to do just that -- brother chokwe had moved to do just that. with the sales tax, he intended to build new homes and businesses, new institutions that would help the people. we live in a state -- >> that is amazing, actually. he increased the taxes and have the support of the city to do that. it is a lesson the people all over the country about what is possible if that money is going back into shoring up the city. >> raise the water rates as well is the taxes. and people understood that it was necessary. that was because they had faith in his vision. they had faith in what he stood for all of his life and what he stands for now. so with that, they were willing to bite the bullet to make this place a better place to live. >> you said you're just or just about to say this is a city with the highest and i cut you off. >> we have a state that is the poorest state in the country will stop it is the most obese state in the country. just recent
tax evasion i wealthy u.s. clients who have stashed billions of dollars outside the reach of u.s. tax collectors. the report accuses the bank of an array of tactics, from creating offshore shell entities to establishing a branch as work airport where elite clients used secret elevators operated by remote control. the ceo blamed the abuses on small -- a small group of bankers at the firm. >> the management team regrets deeply that despite the industry-leading appliance measures we put in place, we had some private bankers who appeared to have violated u.s. law. >> wednesday marked the two-year anniversary of the death of unarmedmartin, the african-american 17-year-old who was shot dead by george zimmerman in sanford, florida. zimmerman's acquittal now and i the country on issues of race and rights in the criminal justice system. rallies were held nationwide wednesday to mark the two years since the killing. >> we're all trayvon. fathers, sisters, brothers, grandfathers. the matter who you are, what you're doing or where you're going, if you believe in yourself, believe in him, too. >>
budget for the next fiscal year. the $3.9 trillion measure includes a reduction of tax breaks for wealthy americans and corporations, which republicans have vowed to oppose. it also targets low-income workers under the age of 25 for additional benefits, including an expansion of earned income tax credits. speaking at a washington, d.c. elementary school, president obama said his budget reflects a commitment to tackling inequality. >> falling at the fastest rate in 60 years, we at the decided we're going to keep squeezing the middle class or continue to reduce the deficits responsible he -- responsibly while taking steps to grow and strengthen the middle class. the american people have made clear time and again which approach they prefer, which is the approach that my budget offers and why i'm going to fight for it this year and in the years to come as president. >> the proposed military budget for 2015 is 570 $5 billion. the pentagon is seeking an additional $79.4 billion in war funding, even though most u.s. troops are supposed to withdraw from afghanistan by the end of the year. won al
farmland, as iigation agriculture was born. the people bartered for goods and paid taxes. record-keeping was begun, with goods represented by abstract tokens. these led to writing, according to denise schmandt-besserat, professor of mid-eastern studies. schmandt-besserat: each of these shapes was meaningful. the cone probably stood for a unit of grain, a small unit of grain. the disc probably for an even larger unit of grain. one animal -- and one animal meaning in the middle east one goat or one sheep. so how do the tokens lead to writing ? well, it took a long time. keach: it took nearly 4,000 years. but around 3500 b.c., in a culture known as sumer, the world's first cities emerged. now, a more complex economy required more complex record-keeping. accountants took a ball of clay which they poked inside with the fingers to make a cavity. you know, it's just like a tennis ball of clay or even smaller. and once they had a good cavity, they would put inside tokens, and then a flap would be put on top, and all of this was closed. and we are in pre-writing time. and at that time eve
by fda scientists. this is a $30 million tax funded study. the fda used many of the same tactics the industry uses. for instance, they used the charles river sprawl dolly rat. the other thing about this study is that the lab appears to have been contaminated. the control group of rats, the rats that are not supposed to be exposed to bpa so you have some sort of a baseline to measure the animals who have been exposed to the chemicals, they were somehow accidentally exposed to bpa. i have been talking about this and planning to write about this later this week. the academic scientist i have been speaking to say this essentially raises very serious questions about the validity of the finding. and it is unclear whether any conclusion can be drawn based on the study. >> what most shock to in all of your research? >> that is a good question. there are a lot of shocking things i discovered. there are couple of things. one, the fact that so few of the chemicals that are in the products we use every day have been tested for safety. as i said, there are 80,000 chemicals that are commercial
industry. middle class parisians and tourists in search of fun paid tax when they ate in restaurants, drank in bars, and traveled home in hansom cabs. the pace of modern life was accelerating and lautrec was the artist who saw its impact on public life most clearly. montmartre, its dance halls and cabarets brimming with sensuality and urban edge, set the pace for modern paris. the moulin de la galette was its center. the moulin de la galette was basically a worker's dance hall, and, so, it was kind of the guts of montmartre. it's where the workers went. it's where prostitutes went. it's where the robber would be, and so forth. it was really the heart of, not bohemian life, but of working-class impoverished life in montmartre. (narrator) in moulin de la galette, toulouse-lautrec provided a snap-shot of a seedy, nocturnal world. in the background, a frieze of dancers and their spectators... to the side a policeman keeps the peace. and in the foreground, a watchful quartet-- prostitutes and their pimp-- sizing up prospects. lautrec paints it in a way that not only does the subject matter come
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